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Overview of the program: DePaul University offers the only graduate program in the area for teachers and prospective teachers of mathematics that meets on the weekends and can be completed in a year and a half.  It is not necessary to have been a math major to enter this program.  Upon completion of the program, graduates will have learned basic concepts and techniques including


         Differential and integral calculus of one and several variables, numerical algorithms related to calculus, and implementation of these algorithms using graphing calculators and web-based software 


         Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry using software packages that emphasize content connected to the high school curriculum


         Discrete mathematical structures with an emphasis on logic, proof, and mathematical reasoning


         Probability and statistics with an introduction to combinatorics


         History of elementary number theory, algebra, and geometry


         Topics in abstract algebra which relate to high school courses in algebra, geometry, and trigonometry 


Students will also study  


         Issues relating to the structure of mathematics curricula 


         Methods and current research results for teaching mathematics  


         Use of graphing calculators and web-based software as teaching tools 

Location and Schedule: The program meets weekends at the Lincoln Park Campus (Sheffield and Fullerton Avenues). 

Length of the program: Almost all courses during the academic year at Lincoln Park meet five weekend days.  The program can be completed in as little as six quarters or over a longer period of time depending upon the needs of the individual. 

Curriculum: 12 courses on the quarter system consisting of mathematical content and pedagogy directly tied to secondary school teaching. 

Admission: The program is for

         currently certified high school or community college mathematics teachers who want to upgrade their skills and earn a Master's degree,

         currently or previously certified teachers in non-mathematics fields who wish to change disciplines,

         bachelor's degree holders in other fields who wish to obtain the mathematics background appropriate for teaching at the high school or community college level.

Financial Aid: Some tuition support may be available for teachers in Chicago schools.  The DePaul Office of Financial Aid can provide help with graduate student loans, fellowships, and scholarship information.  Call 312-362-8091. 

For more information: Please call or e-mail the program director, Professor Jeffrey Bergen (773-325-4218;